Hot Takedown

Hot Takedown is the weekly sports podcast from FiveThirtyEight. On it, the crew uses numbers to dissect the week in sports, taking down some silly hot takes in the process.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 48m. Bisher sind 383 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts

Bonus Episode: The Fullback Comeback

An interview from the ESPN Daily podcast that featured FiveThirtyEight's Josh Hermsmeyer. Josh recently wrote about the resurgence of fullbacks in the NFL.


 2019-12-19  14m

Cheating In Sports: What Really Matters?

Hot Takedown develops a rubric for assessing cheating scandals. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on the impact of hockey superstars.


 2019-12-17  1h0m

"The Russia Ban Isn't Enough"

Did WADA's ban on Russia (but not its athletes) from global competition go far enough? A non-controversial College Football Playoff and the secret of the NFC West.


 2019-12-10  52m

MLB Is A Soap Opera, NFL Is Game Of Thrones

A deep dive into MLB free agency and how the Patriots shape the narrative of the NFL. Plus, a Rabbit Hole on the late Brad Gobright and the evolution of rock climbing.


 2019-12-03  48m

"Baseball Needed A Villain"

Are the Astros cheating or is sign stealing just baseball as usual? Plus, chaos in the College Football Championship and a Rabbit Hole on the demise of iconic nicknames.


 2019-11-26  52m

"Kaepernick won't play in the NFL again"

A quantitative approach to Colin Kaepernick's NFL hopes. Mike Goodman joins to discuss a surprising EPL table. Our Rabbit Hole assesses MLB Hall of Fame candidates.


 2019-11-19  54m

Let's Blame Analytics: Load Management Edition

The role of analytics in load management and how we propose to fix the NBA regular season. Plus, recent NCAA eligibility decisions and a Rabbit Hole on rag-tag teens.


 2019-11-12  50m

"Steph's Broken Hand Is A Blessing"

How Curry's injury affects the Warriors strategy and the merits of tanking across leagues. Plus, what to expect in college basketball and a Rabbit Hole on paper champions.


 2019-11-05  54m

Our 2020 (Super Bowl) Draft

Our mid-season NFL check-in leads to a lively Super Bowl draft. The crew unpacks the Astros front-office scandal and our Rabbit Hole discovers another Rabbit.


 2019-10-29  57m

Jalen Rose Is Mad At Us

It seems our NBA projections upset some pundits. On today's show, the crew backs them up, forecasts the World Series and argues over which rules the NFL should change.


 2019-10-22  51m